In response to requests for additional information after last week’s session, the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is conducting a second webinar to address the community’s needs after the recent tragedy in Buffalo.
The presentation will help community leaders (e.g., clergy, education officials, local government, public safety leads, behavioral health providers) with understanding how to assist individuals/families/youth coping with the grief and trauma. While we will discuss the impact of the tragic event in Buffalo, the focus will be statewide and we encourage anyone interested in assisting with the healing process across New York State to attend. The presentation will provide general information about the mental health effects of racism and violence, crisis response, and helping others cope with grief and trauma. Specific information focused on how to help children and youth cope with traumatic events will also be provided.
To accommodate the considerable interest for information, OMH will again record the event and make files available for download on at the website below.
Additional resources for New Yorkers impacted by the Buffalo shooting are available at:
Public Information Office
Office of Mental Health
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229
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